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  1. It has been confirmed to be 540p in handheld and dynamic up to 720p (but will rarely hit this) in docked mode. Also confirmed is that they will use a 32GB cartridge, meaning no extra downloads required. Very nice to see after a bunch of devs cheaped out on the cartridge size, forcing people to download the bulk of the game they bought physically.


    The obvious stuff that was immediately visible from the trailer was that character models were very low poly (look at that crow again), textures are very basic (leather on Geralt's armour is basically a flat brown colour), and his hair is actually just terrible if you look at it for more than a second. 


    Still, very interesting that Witcher devs wanted to get this game on there.

  2. That was a really good Direct imo

    2 new characters in Smash

    Direct sequel to BotW

    Animal Crossing is doing something new and has 8 player multiplayer

    Witcher 3???

    Lots of old school classics getting remakes (Mana, Panzer Dragoon)

    And quite a big variety of other games


    No Bayonetta 3 or Shin Megami Tensei though (and no Metroid Prime 4 but nobody expected that to show up)

  3. Hey I watched Avengers Endgame yesterday. Here's my spoilerific thoughts:



    Overall the movie is a great experience, as long as you don't think too hard about any given thing that is happening. Unfortunately I think very hard about all of it. A lot of characters have very satisfying arcs, particularly Captain America, and Iron Man, though I'm not really a fan of the latter. Thor's arc would be great if it weren't for fatphobia being the butt of a lot of jokes involving him. Really disappointing. Hawkeye has room to grow. I have no idea what the filmmakers actually want to do with him, still. Hulk...sort of found peace with himself but it was very much a tell, don't show affair and I'm disappointed by that. Now...Nat. Nat Nat Nat. Black Widow. What on earth have they done to you. While Hawkeye has a real family that he's fighting for, Natasha claims her only family are the other Avengers. So now that she's realised that, apparently the only way for her to continue her story is by ending it, sacrificing herself so that Hawkeye can claim the Soul Stone. This was one of my least favourite parts of Infinity War, because I didn't buy the whole Thanos loving his daughter thing. So it upset me greatly that they basically decided to do it all again and fridge someone else.


    The whole time travel stuff was very fun to an extent. I enjoyed the adventures they actually had while they were in the past, but the whole framing around it didn't make much sense and contradicted itself a bunch. There was one deliberate hole that was made because Loki escaped with the Tesseract (the heroes don't have the capacity to deal with that right now because they have way bigger things to worry about). I assume this was so that Loki can have a TV show. But there was other gaps made with the time travel, specifically Thanos never returning to the original timeline, and Steve deciding to stay in the past and live out his life with Peggy (I thought his super soldier serum prevents him from aging? Or are his youthful looks merely a product of being on ice for all those years)? Either way, again, really fun and great as long as you don't think about it too much.


    My other chief concern is how the superheroes never really feel super. MCU's power levels have always been all over the place; Captain America often seemingly as powerful as Thor, and in this movie, that is basically true, given he wields Mjolnir and is thus granted the Power of Thor. Besides that Infinity War, Thor with his new Stormbreaker axe/hammer proves a match for the Infinity-Gauntlet-powered Thanos. However, in Endgame, Thor with the power of both Stormbreaker AND Mjolnir combined is unable to overcome Thanos with NO Infinity Stones to his name. It's silly and inconsistent, and makes no sense at all. Thanos with 4 stones was also brought down by Iron Man, Spider-Man, Dr Strange, etc. in Infinity War, but Thor, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, and more were unable to put a dent in him this time around. Related to this, the continued use of Wakandan soldiers as fodder is both upsetting due to the needless slaughter of thousands of people, and that a team of 20+ superheroes SHOULD be sufficient to handle Thanos and his army. It diminishes the supposed might of our superheroes when they need an army of thousands to match the fodder army that Thanos commands. It's pretty clear they want thousands of bodies on screen just to make a huge spectacle, but it would be much more impressive to me to see just the couple of dozen (that's plenty, don't you think??) of superheroes we now have take on the wave of enemies brought to them (as they have done in the past over and over again)!


    So after all this, I think I'm ready for Phase 4 of the MCU to just focus on smaller concerns, and I'm still quite excited for Spider-Man Far From Home, though I'm also a bit confused as to where that's supposed to go in the timeline, given it's pretty awkward if Peter disappeared for 5 years and suddenly returned. We'll see.


  4. The friend stuff uses archaic friend codes! And different games have different, confusing ways of grouping up to play with friends. Although one advantage of using friend codes is that people can change their names whenever they want, (cough cough playstation cough cough)


    What games have you grabbed for the Switch so far?

  5. One of the early bosses in Metroid Prime 2 was extremely difficult for me because the room constantly dealt damage to you over time. I had to backtrack and find as many energy tanks as I could (I had 3 at the time; found 2 more by scouring the map), before I could beat the boss, and it was still close. No other boss in MP2 gave me that much trouble. Metroid Prime 3 had one difficult boss that I think I never actually beat; a friend beat it for me. It's been a long time since I played any of them, but I probably wouldn't buy them on Switch because I too still have my Wii U hooked up to my TV. A Metroid Prime 4 announcement would probably get me to replay at least the first one again (and then play MP3 anyway because that one is quite short, from memory).

  6. I can't believe the credits for Assassin's Creed III is almost 20 minutes long. I went back after it to try to finish up some liberation missions (I don't really care for the other side stuff but I figured liberation missions are interesting enough), but one of them bugged out and I couldn't complete :'( there's also an epilogue mission I think, so I'll finish that off before I move away from it.

  7. Just finished Bayonetta on my Switch. The combat is really fun, despite me being pretty bad and getting stone statues after every level segment. I don't like QTEs though. I often died in them but at least there are frequently checkpoints right before and right after a QTE happens. The story though...I had no idea what was going on through the entire thing. I looked up a synopsis after I finished the game and some things made a bit more sense but overall I guess it's still kinda nonsense to me. Still looking forward to playing Bayonetta 2 next.

  8. I should definitely branch out and look at more specialized engines! But my game-making experience has so far been 100% with game-maker, so I just went with it. It's very clunky (e.g. I don't know how to make text scroll), but with limited time, I just went with what I was familiar with. Also the mini-games were supposed to be more involved but stuff was breaking so I cut some of it out. Thanks for checking it out though!

  9. I did the thing! This was my second attempt. The first time I was very confused and produced a whole lot of waste. The first time, I used the splitter and had three lines of production going, but since the game calls for a single pallet to be made, on my second attempt I just had the one line of production to produce a single pallet. Now I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be able to feed a palletizer from three conveyors, but that didn't seem to work the first time and added to my waste. Really cool game though!



  10. It's very barebones, but I've released a demo version of the game now:


    There's a LOT I still want/need to add. The story is incomplete, and the choose between 3 mecha thing hasn't been implemented at all. I hope to add to it over the next week, but I'm busy with other things, so it might not be finished until maybe a couple of months later. Looking forward to checking out everyone else's games though!

  11. The run for Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion (my favourite game of 2018) was really good, but the runner was a bit, uhh, I dunno, put me off a bit. His couch were three women who he forgot to introduce and then barely interacted with, which is a shame because I would have loved to hear them talk way more than he did. At one point he got up during a 5 minute cutscene and started doing the floss dance (poorly) for the whole duration. At least it got a lot of donations.

  12. Now for some humans! They are some of the other mecha pilots that you'll encounter in the game. I have to workshop some alien designs now. I still don't really have a clear idea in my head of what I want those to look like, so I'm gonna spend today just sketching a bunch of things.


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    Also I gotta start working on more dialogue in the meantime.


  13. UPDATE: Here's a link to the released build of the game! It's very much a work in progress demo. I hope to continue adding to it over the next week.


    Hi all, I'm making a visual novel featuring mecha and aliens (that emerge through the floor). It will be called They Came Through the Floor. The player works as a pilot of a civilian type mecha, but gets caught up in an alien invasion alongside more typical military looking mechs. The plan is for the player to pick one of three different types of mecha, which will change up the game a little bit (but not too much). 


    Here's a WIP screenshot:



    Here's more of that little fella, and two of the other mecha in the game:


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    I imagine it's fairly obvious that the red one is a fire-fighting mech, but the first and third work in construction and parcel delivery, respectively. I'll work on some alien designs shortly! I'm also slowly typing away at some dialogue or whatever. I already regret deciding to do a visual "novel".